Ethers

Trump seeks to quell ethanol industry worry as Pruitt enters EPA

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday assured ethanol industry advocates of their importance in US energy strategy in an apparent bid to quell concerns over potential changes to policies that mandate the use of such renewable fuels.

RFA: Net US ethanol exports reached 1.01-B gallons in 2016, a record high

WASHINGTON — Net exports of ethanol from the United States set a new record of 1.01 billion gallons in 2016, according to a new eight-page summary of 2016 ethanol trade data published by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

Buffett's BNSF cuts ethanol shipper costs amid push for safer train cars

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- BNSF Railway Co will start offering discounts to ethanol shippers this April if they agree to use new, safer train cars, as it pushes to scrub puncture-prone ones from its rail lines at a faster pace than required by US regulations.

LyondellBasell completes Corpus Christi complex expansion

HOUSTON, and LONDON -- LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, announced completion of the 800 million pounds-per-year ethylene expansion project at the company's Corpus Christi, Texas, site.

China cancels ethanol imports as tax hike threatens trade

BEIJING (Reuters) -- Chinese buyers have cancelled up to seven cargoes of ethanol due to arrive by the end of March, sources said, the first sign that a likely hike in import duties is threatening to stall demand from the world's fastest-growing market.

Oberon Fuels, Mack Trucks begin demonstration of a Dimethyl Ether-powered truck

NEW YORK -- Oberon Fuels, a producer of clean-burning Dimethyl Ether (DME) transportation fuel, announced the commencement of the first-ever customer demonstration of a DME-powered Mack truck, a Mack Pinnacle. Oberon and Mack are working with the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to run the vehicle at the Fresh Kills Landfill and evaluate performance and overall drivability.

Brazil's Petrobras sells $587MM in ethanol, petchem assets

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -- Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, on Wednesday announced the sale of ethanol and petrochemicals assets for $587 million, but said it would still fall $1.5 billion short of its divestment target for the 2015-2016 period.

ABS-classed VLEC loads first ethane shipment

HOUSTON -- ABS is pleased to announce that the ABS-classed Ethane Crystal, the world’s first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC), has loaded its first shipment of ethane cargo at Enterprise Products Partner’s Morgan’s Point Terminal.

Saudi's PetroRabigh restarts ethane cracker

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's PetroRabigh said it restarted its ethane cracker after maintenance was completed, according to a bourse statement.

HP Editorial Comment: Alternative energy?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Alternative energy is a point-of-reference term. Natural gas is an alternative energy resource for transportation fuels. As more natural gas resources are developed, natural gas is displacing coal as ..